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Maria Rantanen

Maria Rantanen

Maria Rantanen covers the city hall and education beats for the Richmond News but she also enjoys delving into stories about farming and the future of Richmond.

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Recent Work by Maria

Video: Air Ambulance fleet replacement to cost $673M

Video: Air Ambulance fleet replacement to cost $673M

The new planes are able to fly to more remote areas as they are equipped to land on gravel.
Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

The Yurkovich Tower construction project is expected to begin in 2026.
Province considering filling George Massey Tunnel with sand

Province considering filling George Massey Tunnel with sand

Marine navigation, seismic concerns could be addressed with not removing old tunnel.
3.4M square-foot development proposed for Richmond Night Market location

3.4M square-foot development proposed for Richmond Night Market location

Jingon International says it has a plan to keep the popular night market at its current site.
Richmond city workers support striking

Richmond city workers support striking

The union and employer are starting mediation in early May.
City of Richmond sues BC Hydro over claims of underpayment

City of Richmond sues BC Hydro over claims of underpayment

BC Hydro said it gave lower payments to Richmond because utility property tax rates rose significantly compared to other properties.
'Air-to-marine': YVR floats idea of cargo-laden barges

'Air-to-marine': YVR floats idea of cargo-laden barges

Province announced $800,000 for sustainability projects at airport
Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

This is the second fine for Tenshi Seafood in three years.
$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

Local MPs were at city hall on Monday to announce Housing Accelerator Fund money for city.
Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

The official minutes say the city supports a boycott only at the Sheraton hotel.
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